The Project Timeline | Nenthead Arts & Visitors Centre

Restoring glory and telling the story….

What’s happened so far

The Nenthead Chapel timeline shows the project milestones in creating this community hub.

Petition launched to gauge local interest in restoring the chapel

February 2011

Steering Group formed to develop the project

March 2011

Owner agrees to project going ahead and agrees to consider sale of chapel to community

March 2011

Steering group constituted as an unincorporated association

May 2011

Consultations by Steering Group with local residents and businesses including a series of consultation meetings.

May 2011

Consultations by Steering Group with local residents and businesses including a series of consultation meetings.

June 2011

Volunteer Visitor Survey carried out

August 2011

Initial meeting with Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

September 2011

Grade II Listing Building status approved

April 2012

Heritage Lottery Fund Round One application submitted

April 2012

£20,000 development phase matched funding secured from Eden District Council’s Rural Infrastructure Fund

August 2012

HLF Round One submission rejected – more information required

September 2012

Red Research appointed to carry out market research

November 2012

HLF Round One resubmitted

February 2013

HLF Development Phase Award

June 2013

Permission to start received

October 2013

Project Co-ordinator appointed

November 2013

Conservation Architect appointed

January 2014

Building condition surveys undertaken

January 2014

Building condition surveys undertaken

February 2014

Audience Engagement research undertaken

February 2014

Stage C review part I (building) & Nenthead Big Breakfast

April 2014

Nenthead Gala Day (heritage skills trial) and visits to schools

May 2014

Interpretive and Marketing plans, learning and training plans commissioned

May 2014

Chapel valuation carried out

May 2014

New organisational structure agreed (IPS)

May 2014

Stage C review Part II (activities) – development phase extended until May 2015

June 2014

Planning permission & Listed Building Consent received

December 2014

LEADER programme opening put back to March

January 2015

Purchase price agreed for chapel

February 2015

Burns Collett appointed to assist with business case

March 2015

Community pledge forms issued

March 2015

Development phase extended until November 2015

June 2015

LEADER programme opening put back to September

July 2015

Business case completed

July 2015

Crowdfunding campaign launched

September 2015

Business plan completed

November 2015

Second round bid submitted to Heritage Lottery Fund

November 2015

Success! Heritage Lottery Fund award

April 2016

Building purchased

June 2016

Planning permission granted

January 2017

House sparrows and Starlings building nests in Chapel roof

March 2017

Organ removed for restoration

March 2017

Work started on the chapel

November 2017

Contract work ceased

March 2018

Walker Conservation Specialists appointed and work recommences

September 2018

Ribbon cut and Nenthead Arts & Visitor Centre doors officially open

August 2019